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9 Books Everyone Should Read, According to Warren Buffett

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 <i>pages a day.</i><p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day …

The science of human behavior is reshaping the US government

Back in September, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that marked a major turning point in the role that behavioral science plays in helping the federal government achieve policy goals.<p>The order, which directs federal agencies to incorporate insights from behavioral science into their …

Behavioral Sciences

India's Hotshot New Central Bank Chief Spurs Rupee, Sensex

The new governor of the Reserve Bank of India is definitely enjoying a honeymoon voyage.<p>Having just arrived in India last week, Raghuram Rajan can happily note that the Indian rupee, the world’s worst performing major currency this year, is not necessarily in “free fall” though few analysts are …

New Delhi’s urban megapark will be 50% larger than Central Park

New Delhi is trying to outdo New York City’s Central Park. Efforts are underway to carve a 1,200-acre green space by adjoining many such smaller spaces in the central part of India’s capital. Quartz asked the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, the folks behind the restoration, for photos and renderings of …

New Delhi

Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious

When students show up at college in the fall, they'll have to deal with new classes, new friends and a new environment. In many cases, they will also have new roommates — and an intriguing new research study suggests this can have important mental health consequences.<p>At the University of Notre …

A start-up’s plan to make US health care cheaper: Tell people what it costs

The problem is that US health care costs too much. The solution could be telling people what they’re paying for, if only the government would come clean.<p>We know that Americans spend more money on health care than anyone else:<p>OECD<p>Part of the reason is that most Americans don’t pay for their health …

Health Care

Seven of the most important, but least viewed, charts on US jobs

The US monthly jobs report invariably commands attention from economy-watchers, and everybody knows today’s report was pretty good. Though unemployment rose slightly to 7.6%, some 175,000 new jobs were created during May. You can see our charts on the main trends here and here.<p>But there are some …

Employment

Indonesia’s push for low-cost, green cars has automakers salivating

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Indonesia has always been a tasty market for global auto giants. It has almost 40% of Southeast Asia’s population, an economy that’s grown faster than 4% for a decade, and a car market that’s expected to grow faster than China’s. And now, with new tax incentives for …

A smart member of the global warrior elite “discovers” the next big threat

It’s not exactly a new thing in international security circles, but it seems poised to become the next big thing: deviant globalization. The concept describes the convergence of all of the types of criminal activity that flourish in the teeming underworld of black market economies.<p>The idea began …

U.S. Army

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …

Coffee is at its cheapest in three years (but your latte isn’t)

ICED<p>By in brazilMay 24, 2013<p>Coffee futures on IntercontinentalExchange, the commodities trading market, for arabica beans (not the cheaper, nastier robusta) traded below $1.30 per pound today for the first time since March 5, 2010. That continues a decline in prices since the April 29, 2011 high of …

Coffee

Students are the victims and culprits of India’s broken higher education system

I recently read an article on the Kafila blog<i>—</i>more like an angry, reflective rant—written by some students from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. To quickly summarize, the piece criticized the draconian views of the principal of St. Stephen’s College regarding curfews on women’s dormitories and his …

Education

For your own sanity, ignore the stock market. Today’s US economic data look really good

Time for a reality check.<p>If Ben Bernanke is talking openly about starting to ease off the economic gas pedal that is quantitative easing, it’s only because the US economy is mucho robusto.<p>And the economic data out this morning would seem to confirm that.<p>Jobless claims are falling<p>Weekly claims for …

There’s actually reason to throw good money after bad

“Don’t throw good money after bad.” Any student of economics knows this basic rule, which states that rational agents should not take irrecoverable or “sunk” costs into account when making decisions about present or future investments. Nevertheless, human beings break this rule all the time, …

Phil Jackson Publicly Defends Derrick Rose Following Missed Season

It seems everyone has an opinion on Derrick Rose’s missed 2012-13 season, and legendary coach Phil Jackson is the latest to add his two cents into the mix.<p>According to the staff of ESPN Chicago, Jackson appeared on the <i>Mike & Mike in the Morning</i> show on Wednesday and briefly spoke about the Chicago …

Designs for Better Boozing: The Chillsner

Summer's nearly upon us, and we here at Core77 will shortly spend a weekend at a cabin rental where we can sit outside and drink nice, frosty beer in …